I lip anb the GToset I (Selected from the writing. of to h. á l'à\8 Sir John Gibson]. GONE. April 14th, 1599. So We fall. Mr. T. E. Ellis is 'dèad, What more is there to say? The might-have-beens will remain for ever unrealised. He had his ideals for himself, I had my ideals for him: thev were not the same. And this is the end- sudden, complete, final. He has gone iR advance—just a little while in advance-and we are as astounded as if death were something new in the world. We thought his life was beginning and, behold it is the end! We have no words for these events, because language is for common and ordinary occur- rences. At first refuse to believe it, but the fact remains, and at last we have to believe. Far back ill. my life I have been struck in this way, aaa there is no help, no consolation, and no mitigation, except the slow-paced oblivion of time. a Ah, life is fierce in high places, and the flame dies send its pulses are stilled and the world goes on as if nothing had happened and yet there are lives that will never be the same again. Death changes the currents. The Coast.
ABERYSTWYTH. M VRKET —At the market on Monday eggs were sold at 4d. and 4id. each aIld butter at 2s 2d. per pound. TEMPEfiANCE.—The Rev. Morris Morgan^ of the South Wales Temperance Association, spoke at the joint meeting of the Methodist Churches at Tabernacle on Thursday evening on the pre- sent position of the temperance movement. COLLEGE APPOINTMENT.—Mr R. Douglas Laurie, M.A., Liverpool, has been appointed lecturer and head of the department of Zoo- logy at the College in succession to Professor H. J. Fleure, who was recently appointed pro- fessor of the newly-formed department of geo- graphy and anthropology. ROLL OF HONOUR.—Mr T. B- Hall and Mr Cuffiford, North-parade, have presented to the Municipal Library two framed rolls of honour containing the photographs of sixty-three Aber- ystwyth men killed in action or who have met I' their deaths by torpedo or other enemy actioo. The frames have been placed in the vestibule of the Library. WESLEYAN CHURCH.-At the Wesleyan Church on Sunday morning the service was conducted and a sermon preached by Mr Arthur Blaxall, recently returned from Serbia, where he has been a Red Cross worker. Mr. Blaxail took as his text. John I., 4th verse, and John XX, 31st verse. He is now doing important work connected with the Y.M.C.A. in Serbia. MUSIC.-At the theory examination of Trin- ity College of Music, London, at on June 24th, the following candidates were successful :-Grade iv.: Lizzie Davies, Llanilar. Grade ii.: Albert E. Moore, Derwen, Aberyst- wvth Grade i.: Blodwen Jenkins, Part, Llanfarian, and Mary E. Jenkins edd. All pupils of Mr. J. Chas McLean, F A'COUNTY SCHOOL BOY .—Second Lieut. R. A. Buttery, son of Mrs. Buttery, West Eal- in<r, recently kiiled in action, was an old Aber- vstwvth County School boy. He joined the Artists Rifles in 1916. Obtaining his com- mission in December of that year hej?48 to France and, meeting with an accident to his, lee was in hospital for some time. ne was subsequently sent again to France andthentoj Ita.lv where he had been for nine months when, he met his death. His Commanding Officer writes that he died most gallantly leadin^ hi men and that he was buried m the Bntisn ^WELCOME CON CERT.—On Friday evening a concert was given in y^eg Room to welcome Signaller David John Jon^, 7 Ponlar-row, home from hospital. Mr. LKV presided, and the follow,r nart in the programme: Mr Arthur JenKins. (encored); Master Henry Hughes ^ncored^ Miss Phillips-Davies ^encored); Miss Catherme Pickering. Miss Myianwy Gr^ths »nd Mr Osborne Hughes- The Chairman said had been decided to give a welcome concert to each of the Skinner-street men home on ieave. Signaller Jones had served m **aly asfi*?lfe^ in France, where he was gassed in the first few davs of the German offensive. He was a ful member of the Sunday School, of which he had been secretary for five years. He done his duty as a civilian as well as a soVlien Mr Tibbott said he was glad to see one of their young friends home. Mr. Edward Evans said he was glad to see that one of Sunday School class was home as he well knew tha there was one who would never return <"te. Junes Stephens, R.A.M.C., killed in action) Mr Tibbott, who spoke for Signaller Jones, said he was very thankful but could not express his thanks in words as he had not yet, regamed ns voice after the gassing. Mr. Stephen Owen proposed and Mr. Tibbott seconded a vote of thanks to the Chairman and artistes, which was agreed to. Signaller Jones was Panted with £ 1 and on Sunday afternoon presented the annual prizes to the children. CASTLE GROUNDS.-There was a large attendance last night at the special Japanese concert. Miss Gina Devon was in fine form, and the two McLloyds upheld their reputation. Tommy Banks gave a laughable conjuring entertainment. Miss Florrie Devon sang and also accompanied with her usual brilliancy. Miss Ethel Deane's contributions are always welcome and Mr. Charles Orme has always something new to submit. The performance concluded with "Robinson Crusoe. lo- morrow (Friday) is Scotch night. Mr. Harry Gold looks well after the comfort of the patrons. CONCERT.—A concert was given at the Waun on Wednesday evening to welcome home Sergt. Evan Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs Dd. Jenkins, Bryncarnedd. Mr. Phiilips, Rnostir, presided and the following contributed to the programme: Miss Cathering Pickering, Miss May Phillips-Davies, Miss Lizzie Jenkins, Miss Olwen Jones, Miss O'Connor, Miss Margaret Jones, Miss Myfanwy Griffiths, Miss Bronwen Jenkins, Master John Jenkins (encored), Mr. Jack Davies (encored), Hywel Myrddin (en- cored) Mr David Evans, Isycoed; Masters Eiddwen Evans and David Daniel. Addresses to welcome Sergt. Jenkins were given by Mr. Rowland Prys and the Chairman and a letter was read from Mr. David Samuel, M.A., re- gretting his inability to attend. R.S.M. Fear also spoke, saying that Sergt. Jenkins was one of his boys. Mr. Daniel Jenkins thanked the Chairman, artistes, and promoters of the con- cert for their kindness. Sergt. Jenkins and Pte. Williams, Cefnllan, also spoke. FUNERAL.—The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Eilen James, wife of Mr Griffith Owen James of London, and daughter of the late Mr. and of Mrs. Richard Jones, blacksmith, Aberyst- wyth, took place on Monday from the house of her sister (Mrs. Evan Jones, Eirianfa, Smith- field-road). The Rev. R. J. Rees officiated at the Cemetery. The chief mourners were Mr. Jame^ and Miss Olive James (husband and daughter): Mr and Mrs Evan Jones, sister; Aubrey. Ifor, and Doris (nephews and niece); Mr and Mrs Milman and Miss Jones, Alex- andra-voarf fsist*rs> and Mr. R. Jones,' London (brother), aud Miss Jones (sister). Wreaths were sent by husband, and daughter; Dick Mary and Ljzz:e (brother and sisters) • Mr J Walter Jnnes. Cardiff: Sarah (sister);' Harry (brother-in-law): Maggie, and Dick (niece and nephew): ETTIV nnd Evan (sister and brother- • T and Ifor (nephews and niece): Mrs. and Afiss Rheidolis Morgans w>ns ns>, London Mr Davies, C'.anham; Mr Richards. Islington: Miss Edwards. High-street. TR Abervstwyth: and Mrs. Grimwood and Doris London. Nt RSIN*G.—Miss A. J. Evans, sisrer-in-law of Councillor Rhys Jones. Mvrddin House. has passed st the top of a list of thMv-ei<rhf candi- dates in the final examination for nurses at Bristol Royal Infirmary. CHARGE OF WIFE DESERTION. At .Wednesday's Sessions, the Mayor," John t<vans, T. J. Samuel, and T. W.-Powell, Esqrs., were engaged two hours in hearing a case in which Jonathan Jones Weston-road, New Broughton, was charged with having deserted his wife. Mr. W. P. Owen appeared for com- plainant and Mr. Emrys Williams for defendant. An attempt was made to effect a settlement, but the Clerk (Mr. Hugh Hughes) said the magistrates had done their best, but seemed hopeless.—Mrs. Jones, Glanrafon, Rheidol- terrace said she was married in January. 1916. On his discharged they lived with her parents at Aberystwyth, defendant on August 29th going into munitions at New Broughton where he earned 6s. 6d a day and received 17s. 6d. sub- sistence, and allowed her at first 17s. M.,
Aberystwyth W.A.C. GERMAN PRISONER LABOUR. Aberystwyth Agricultural Committee met on Monday, Mr J. G. Morris-Davies presiding. There were eight applications for the post of executive officer:—Mr. William Williams, Llan- ilar; Mr. D. T. Davies, Ffynonoer, Capel Seion, discharged soldier and farmer; Mr E, J. Evans, Cnwcybarcud, farmer and recently machinery officer under the Committee; Mr Joseph Parry, Troedrhiwlwba, farmer; Mr. R. T. Morgam, Esgair, Llanfarian; Mr. John Willi.rms, Llwyn- prysg Bow Street, discharged soldier and farmer, recently acting as assistant cultivation officer; Mr. William Richards, Brogimin Fawr, Bow Street, farmer, lately acting as assistant horse officfcr;a»d Mr. D. J. Davies, A.R.S.I., Crown Inn, Lampeter, discharged soldier and qualified sanitary inspector. It was decided to recom- mend- the appointment from Messrs. E. J. Evans, William Richards, and Joseph Parry. It was decided to feT the appointment of -tar 'Cre 'y W Mr. Morgan said the Food Production Depart- ment was arranging fr the supply of prisoners of war in gangs of ten, accompanied by two ■guards The ten could be split up into -mailer lots if necessary. Their hours were ten, exclud- ing meal times, at 4s. 6d. per day. The Executive suggested that the Department should sanction their hire by the hour, at 5d. per hour and food.-Mrs. A. E. Jones said there were women available for harvest work, some of whom were most capable. The remuneration -of women was 7s. per week and food, or 21s. to find for themselves.
Cardiganshire Compact. THE CALL-UP OF FAJRM HANDS FOR THE ARMY. An impotrant conference with regard to the ealling-up of agriculturists of proclamation age was held at Lampeter on Tuesday between re- presentatives of the National Service, Cardigan- shire War Agricultural Committee, the Farmers' Union, and the Land Union. Lord Treowen presided, and Mr- Vaughan Davies, ILP., was present. The county had been asked to supply 425 men by June 11th, but in view of the strong feeling among farmers, who com- pIa. ned that they had been deceived, resolutions were passed at several centres protesting against the calling up of the most useful help, with the result that the warrants were re- turned to Brecon Barracks except 90. Strong feeling also prevailed that this comb-out de- prived many farms of the only male hand, whilst neighbouring farms still had three or four men over proclamation age. Mr. D. Morgan James and other representatives laid the case on behaif of the farmers, and after a lengthy hearing arrangements were come to whereby 213 (including 90 already joined) should join the army by August 1st, and the remaining 212 by October 1st, a special com- mittee being appointed to assist the War Agri- cultural Committee in making the selection, the age limit being raised to 41 years. This decision was announced to a large crowd of farmers, who stood outside the Town Hall for several hours, and was received with satisfac- tion, especially by widows whose only sons were being taken.
TALYBONT. A cheese-making class has been held at Taly- bont and the instructress. Miss M. Davies, Llandyssul, was the recipient of a handsome present for the work. On Thursday of last week another concert was held at the Council School to welcome Pte. Caledfryn Evans, Paris House, now en- gaged as a substitute, and Pte. Willie Jones, New-street, on hospital leave. The crowd that assembled testified to the popularity of the boys. The chairman was Mr T. LI. Edwards. The following contributed to the programme:— Misses Nance Jones and Katie Griffiths; Mr D. John Edwards; Miss Gladys Jones; Miss Agnes J. Morgan; Miss Maggie Davies; Misses R. Owen, J. Evans and L. Griffiths; Miss M. A. Williams; Misses Ruffina Owen and L. Griffiths; Miss Gladys Evans; speech, Sergt. Thomas. The usual silver collection was made and Mrs Williams, Caerdova, on behalf of the Com- mittee, handed a sum of money to the soldiers.
PENPARKE. Pte. Tommy G. Thomas, Brodawel, is home. He is an old Darlienfa member and the mem- bers are giving him a welcome concert at the Rooms on Friday. He has two brothers in the army—Pte. G. L. Thomas, France, and Pte. Emrys Thomas, in hospital.
BORTH. Many school children went to Aberystwyth on Wednesday to take War Savings Certificates to the Tank to be stamped. Borih schools have done well in this movement and have also sent eggs and cigarettes to soldiers in hospitals. Corporal Alun Evans, son of the Rev. J. C. Evans, Tremvdon, is home on leave orior to I joining the R.A.F. Corporal Evans, whose brother is Pensions Secretary, Has seen service in France.
COCINAN. The death occurred on Friday of the Rev. J. M. Griffiths, pastor of Duffrvn Methodist Church, after a long illness. His father, who was a successful agriculturist, resided with him and survives. Deceased was popular and re- spected by all. The funeral took place on Thursday at Duffrvn Chapel Burial Ground
PWLLHELI. The Rev. Simon F. D • i-s. who last year was appointed to the living of Abergynolwyn, has declined the living of Llangwnadle. Mr Davies was formerly curate of Llangwnadle and a few months ago married the eldest daughter of the late Vicar.
„ LORD RHONDDA Encased in a marble urn his ashes at Llanwern Like a hallowed lamp, immortal, they shall for ever burn. Can time make Wales forget Lord Rhondda's famous name? s I Who lived and died for people's good, seeking no other fame. An insight into Nature strong had he, this man of power, Who boldly lived a life of good, dreading not Death's hour. Life's day, though short, he filled, leaving the future to his God alone, For a man reaps fully-only that which he's sown. Painlessly he died asleep, without a groan. Thus have many heroic souls entered the un- known. To Eternity through that gate there passes All myriads of eternal classes and masses. Having mastered difficult problems of to-day, Keen, clever Lord Rhondda, voung and old will say Between food and starvation firmly stood he For right and all light, what fate will decree. All honour to those to whom it is due, His memory stands a pillar to Wales' gallant few, And far down the ages of time that's to be- His name will be music to our land of the Free. Awel.
(Continued from previou column.) then 22s 6d., and afterward 25s. During one of his visits home there was unpleasantness about a brooch he had bought for his landlady, so that when he returned at Easter she wrote to him without the usual beginning to the letter and he replied with a letter beginning To Mrs Jones." On his return, after Whitsuntide, he gave notice by advertisement that he would not be responsible for her debts, though she had everything nnd had never pledged his credit Since that-time he had sent nothing.—Defend- ant, in his evidence said when they got married it was arranged that nothing should be done in taking a house until after the war and that they should live with her parents.—The Bench made a separation order and directed defend- nt. to c(>ntrbde 17s. 6d. a xveek.
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Photo] THE TANK AT ABERYSTWYTH. [Culliford. I
Aberystwyth War Weapons Week. VISIT OF A TANK. TOWN'S QUOTA OVER-SUBSCRIBED. Popu. Mon. Tues. Wed. £ £ £ Carnarvon 9119 5,000 8,330 11,075 Aberystwyth 9,000 29,564 43,270 67,049 Market Harboro 8.853 14,577 17,851 28,112 Caterham 8,000 6,000, 10,000 Dorking 7,848 3,759 Windermere 5,147 2,777 3,189 4,969 Following a. recent war savings meeting at Aberystwyth to get together a total ot E25,000, the quota allocated to the town as a contribution to war weapons, it was announced that arrangements had been made for the Tank I" Julian" to visit the town during war weapons week commencing on Monday. Efficient arrangements were made by the local Committee of which Alderman Samuel is chairman, and Mr P. B. Loveday and Mr D. P. H. Ashton secretaries, with the co-operation of the Town Council and leading townsmen. A local tank bank was opened in Terrace-rd. from ten in the morning until eight at night at which the first deposit was made on Monday morning of by the Prudential Insurance Society. Mr. E. C. Burbridge, war savings organiser, was pre- sent as well as two representatives of the Bank of England and Mr. Periera, chief organ-. iser from South Wales of tank tours. The tank was brought to Aberystwyth from Chepstow by G.W.R. goods train arriving about four o'clock. At five o'clock a procession was marshalled in the Town Hall Square by R.S.M. Fear including wounded soldiers from the Red Cross Hospital, Lady Pryse, commandant, sisters, and V.A.D. nurses; Miss Fiorrie Ed warls and Girl Guides; Women Agricultural Workers, carrying-rakes, etc., brought up by the Mayor and Corporation in their robes and accompanied by Mr. Vaughan Davies, the member for the county, Mr. T. H. Edwards, borough national service representative, and Corporation officials. The procession went to the Railway Station to meet the Tank and with it at the head proceeded through Terrace- road, the upper portion of Marine-terrace, Pier-street, and down through Great Darkgate- street to its station on North-parade. In front of the Belle Vue Hotel the Corporation had constructed a bank of stones and earth twenty feet long, twelve feet thick, and about six feet high and further up the Promenade a barbed wire entanglement. The Tank surmounted the bank and demolished the wire entanglement. Arriving at North-parade the Mayor made the first investment at the Tank of £5,000 on behalf of the Corporation and received the receipt bearing the Tank stamp. The Tank was in charge of Lieut. Morgan and was manipulated by a sergeant and two men. The streets of the town had been gaily decorated with flags and bunting and the spectators numbered many thousands of town and country people. The g-uarding of the Tank was in the hands of the College O.T.C., who carried out their duties very efficiently. Ascending the Tank, the Mayor said—Aber- ystwyth feels highly privileged by the visit of the War Tank "Juiian" which, as I understand, "has already done good service at the front. It is difficult to spare a tank at this crisis; and what I will call our Julian has no time to waste. It therefore behoves everyone to make up his mind and hurry up as much as possible with his contribution and justify the visit to the town. I am not going to prophesy the re- sult of Aberystwyth war weapons week; but we shall all be greatly surprised and disap- I pointed if we do not succeed irt raising over 2300,000. I understand that there are sixteen other towns where a war weapons week is actually being held this week, so that we may be said to be in friendly competition with those towns. I feel confident that the result of our efforts will place us high in the list of sub- scribers if we do not reach the top. We are, no doubt, under a great obligation to the local Committee. It is owing to their splendid and patriotic services that our little town has already responded so liberally to the cost of this awful war. It will interest you to know that Aberystwyth's efforts commenced in October, 1916. Thirty-one Associations were then formed. Every church, chapel,, and school, and the Foundry, Gas Works, Cor- poration employees, the National Library, and principal tradesmen have their Association and twelve shops have their agendes. The member- ship of these Associations is 1,850 or one in five of the whole population. Contributions amount to £ 18,000 in small sums from sixpence a week. This result is, you will admit, a splendid one; but it does not nearly represent the town's efforts. For example, its contribution since Sep- tember, 1917. in war bonds alone amount to about CI60,000, or R20 per head of the popula- tion. Then again, business men's week pro- duced another 262,000 or 28 per head of the population. (Cheers.) The figures I have given are approximate figures; but I believe they understate rather than overstate the re- sult. I am sure every contributor is pleased with his investment and is ready and anxious to make this week one o? the most useful weeks Aberystwyth has ever had and that in proportion to its population it may appear in the list of the largest contributors to our country's need. (Applause.) Lieut. Morgan, the next speaker, said he had been rushed up there to say a few words, but, unfortunately he was no speaker. He thanked the inhabitants for the kind welcome they had civen the Tank and its officers and crew. They had not come there just to open a bank, but to how the kind of weapons the boys had now to pssist them in fighting with the enemy. During the week he wanted the people of Aberystwyth to think of the boys at the front, fighting every day and also to think of ravaged France, Bel- j gium, and Serbia. He also appealed to visitors, to put their hands in their pockets and do what j they could in investing in war bonds. It was not charity. They would get good interest and the:r money back and they would help to crush Pruss;an:sm and to win the war. (Cheers.) Mr. Vauehan Davies, M.P., said by a great piece of luck he was able to attend .that meet- ing, being at Aberystwyth on important busi- ness in the county. It was a pleasure to meet the people of Aberystwyth. What they were doing in that matter proved that their patriot- j ism was undoubted and that week they had to maintain their reputation for patriotism. They I had to supply the silver bullets and the lead bullets. He heard that from everyone in the town from the poorest to the richest they were prepared to do their utmost on that occasion. Do not let them think that because some, people could give their thousands that their ] sixpence or their shilling was not appreciated, j Far from it. They wanted to show the world that the poor people as well as the rich people were at tue back of the empire in the "far and! they could not show it better than bv contri- buting to war bonds and certificates during the week. He asked those present not to legard that occasion as a kind of outing, but as a most serious event, because it had to do wit) fighting for their homes, for their country, anu for everything they held dear. The dark clouds had a silver lining for there were now a million Americans at the front fighting side by side with the otheir allies to destroy what was described in the House of Commons as the wild beast of Germany. It was on behalf of that cause that the appeal was being made that week. It was hard to realise that thirty-two millions of men in the world were engaged in the war and that over ten millions had been killed. What they had to do in order to make that thing impossible in the future was to put their money in the tank bank, hot only the rich man"s thousands but the widow's mite, to enable the Allies to secure a victory and stamp out Prussian militarism. He had put all his money info that cause. Should the Tank again meet the Germans they would re- member that it had been among Welsh men and women and watch its future with interest. (Applause.) Archdeacon Williams said that evening he occupied a kind of pulpit he had never before had the honour, pleasure, and privilege of occupying. Some of them might think he was in a strange place; but his conscience told him that it was his duty to be there—(cheers)—to do everything he could to promote right against might. On one side of the fighting line they had the spirit of freedom and democracy and a military autocracy, tyranny, slavery, on the other. On the one side they had liberty to live a man's life, liberty of government, liberty of worship; on the other slavery and oppression. Surely they ought to give every penny they could to preserve the empire and the world from slavery. He was sure the inhabitants of Aberystwyth and of Cardiganshire would do their duty in that matter. Their soldiers were fighting bravely in Flanders and in other parts of the world to keep the enemy from oui shores, and they must have food and clothing and munitions. The land must be tilled and work done at home. It was their duty to do double work at home to provide the needs of the sailors and soldiers who were bravely fight- ing their battles on the sea, on the land, and in the air. He was sure every thinking man in the town would see that it was his duty to invest every penny in war loans during war weapons week. He therefore hoped the Tank would take from Aberystwyth as good a load as could be obtained from any similar town in the Kingdom. He appealed to all to do their duty. If they did their duty the day would soon come when the military tyranny of Europe would be put an end to. (Cheers.) Alderman T. J. Samuel said Aberystwyth had been asked to contribute a quota at the rate of £2 10s. per head of. tiigN population. Before they could get a tank sent down authorities wanted to know what amount tiie town was going to invest. The sum of £ 250,000 was aimed at and therefore he asked everyone j to invest small as well as large sums. School child-en had already done it and the Lieutenant had promised to repeat that day's performance with the Tank on Wednesday for the benefit of school children from the country districts. (Cheers.) "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" and the National Anthem were sung and the assembly dispersed.
I FIRST DAY'S DEPOSITS TOTALLED £ 29,564. TUESDAY. On Tuesday, the first day after the tank's arrival, business was brisk and a large staff was kept fully emp.oyed both at the 'lank Bank and in the Tank itself. In the evening, des- pite the showers, an open air meeting was held and was very well attended, speeches 'being made from the top of the tank. Alderman T. J. Samuel opened the proceed- ings by congratulating investors upon what they had done during the day and appealed for still greater efforts in order that the total would be reached. He introduced Mr Barclay Jenkins, who urged that whilst Aberystwyth now enjoyed a reputation as a health resort, they were anxious that it should attain a lead- ing position in the Kingdom in connection wit subscriptions to the tank. He referred to the work being done by the men at the front and on the sea and contrasted it with the comfort and peace enjoyed by his hearers. "We want Absrystwy th," he said, "to remember that this is not a town effort only but an effort of indi- viduals and even of children, an effort for the whole country and for the State." They had done well in Business Men's Week 'but a greater task lay before them, and he made an urgent appeal for renewed energy to recall £ 250,000. The Chairman then called upon Mr T. H. j Edwards, N.S.R., who said there was a time when they required men, munitions, and money. The first two they were getting, but they could not ao without money. Aberystwyth was trying to create a record for the wholi" Kingdom aqd he asked his hearers what they were doing individually. Referring to the sacrifices of the men he added (that at the present tinje women were stepping (into the breach. Whilst Cardiganshire held the record for the sale of War Saving Certificates they were out to break that record and he had told the Controller of the War Savings Committee at the public meeting that it was an insult to ask the town to raise 225,000. If a tank were sent he would pledge the town to raise ten times that amount— £ 2>0,000. The tank had been sent and they were going to get £ 250,000, but they now aimed to make it half a million. After referring to the coming of the Americans he made an urgent appeal to the visitors to help the tgwn to create a record for I investment per head of the population. The present record was £ 32 and they hoped to beat this. He felt that a long pull and a strong pull j and a pull all together would achieve their 1 object. I Mr. G. Eyre Evans, who also spoke, said he had spent the day lifting small boys in and out of the tank. The record of the children, and their enthusiasm, was wonderful. If the people did their bit as well as the children did theirs they would be confident of success.
TOTAL TO TUESDAY EVENING WAS 243,270. WEDNESDAY. On Wednesday a large number of school children from the country districts with their I parents came into town to see the Tank. In the afternoon the carnival of a few weeks pre- viously was repeated with the addition of the Women Workers in Timber in the Rheidol Val- ley and a motor charabanc full of wounded soldiers. The procession, accompanied by the Tank, went down the Terrace and back to the barricade near the Lifeboat Slip where, amid cheers and to the wonder of adults as well as children it surmounted the obstacle. Mounting the Tank with others, Alderman Samuei said that Aberystwyth had undertaken to make a record in investments during war weapons week. As they had seen the tank crawling forward so were the investments crawling upward so that it was hoped by the end of the week Aberystwyth would have made a record for the whole Kingdom. Mr. T. H. Edwards said it was his honour to introduce Lieut. Latch, D.S.O., who had gone through the whole thing. He was one of the heroeS of Cambrai, but as he was modest in narrating his experiences it was necessary for another to say a few words respecting the exploit which gained for him the D.S.O. Lieut. Latch heard that a German counter attack was about to ta place. No other tank being available his tank went out at nine o'clock at night, which was dark and rainy. The occu- pants of the tank had no idea of the ground or of the position of the enemy, but they went at it and without assistance smasned t p three strong posts and a large number )f guns. Dur- ing the operation the enemy not onlv sur- rounded the tank but got on the rOI.f, Lut were shaken off, the fight being continued urtil there was no ammunition It v 0.5 in,03- sible to say how many of the "my were killed, but the prisoners taken totalled over 500 some of whom afterward said that Lieut. Latch and his crew undoubtedly stopped the counter attack. (Applause.) Lieut. Latch, who was received with cheers, congratu.ated Aberystwyth on its pluck and kind thoughts of the men at the fronts. They wanted money, tanks, and munitions as much as they could get and then the boys would do their bit. He had a bit of luck in what he had done and anyone who had been in his place would have done as much as he did. It meant a lot to them to know that their friends at home were thinking of them and doing every- thing possible. The last time he was in a tank the Germans were trying to put bullets into it. Let the people of Aberystwyth and district during that week do their utmost to put money into the tank. A gentleman that morning gave him a cheque for C2,000 to in- vest and that was a good start. (Cheers.) Sergt. McCarnie, a discharged soldier, said he represented the non-commissioned ranks of the army and as such felt it was an honour to address so large an assembly. They heard much of the man behind the gun. They were people behind that man and it was their faith and patriotism that was going to help the British soldier to win, the finest soldier in the world. He (the speaker) was a Scotchman and had saved JE30 out of his sergeant's pay all of which he had put in war bonds. They had the finest cause, the finest army and apart from that they had the finest security for their investments. Civi.ians might have misgivings as to the issue; the soldier never. In the long run the Allies could not lose the war because they held 95 per cent. of the raw material of the world and the enemy could not move a ship without their per- mission but they would win ail the sooner if people at home would come up sharp with the money. (Cheers.) Lieut. Morgan said if they provided the money and surpass the enemy with everything that science couid supply then they would best help the boys at the front to achieve a speedy victory. (Cheers.) Councillor Lieut. B. T. Lloyd, who was intro- duced as one who had left his business to fight for his country and had been wounded, was received with cheers. He said he was proud to stand cm the Tank that afternoon with an officer who for his bravery had been granted the D.S.O. and who had brought into the funds £ 2,000 and, in the next p:ace because he (Lieut. Lloyd) was an Aberystwyth boy. They had every reason to be proud of their little town. If h3 were asked for an inscription on a mem- orial stone for Aberystwyth after it ceased to exist he should suggest "Great things attempted; great things done." Whether in fighting for the National College, the National Library, the National Tiisteddfod. or for the Tank that week the town had never been beaten. He hed been over the ground devasta- ted by the enemy which could not be restored for a quarter of a century: and if they saw Ypre" in its present condition, once one of the most beautiful cities of the world, he was sure they would give their last shilling. He would rather give h's life than allow Great Britain to be crushed under the barbaric, in- human heel of Prussianism. (Cheers.) Let them invest to the utmost of their ability. Mr T. H. Edwards, presiding at the evening meeting, said that the totals to that evening l.'frrireS*i"t:e^ wJlat the working people had done. Ihe big items," he said, "are coming in at the end of the week. If you raise that total on the screen to R120,000 by Friday night we can promise you a big record for the whole country not beaten by any place in the (Cheers.)
I TOTAL TO WEDNESDAY, £ 67,049. j On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday even-j i ilgS thp speakers will include patients from Re,! Cross Hospital.
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS For the week ending July 4th. 1918 M. Tem. M. Tern. Rain. S'hne. m June 28th.— 59.0 53.0 0.04 2.7 29th 60.0 53.0 5.2 30th.— 65.0 54.0 14.5 July 1st. 65.0 51.0 14.5 2nd.— 63.0 55.0 — 9.2 3rd.— 70.0 47.0 — 6.0 4th.— 64.0 52.0 14.0
Repeated at the request of the Aberystwyth War Savings Committee. I ABERYSTWYTH is r% WAR WEAPONS WEEK JULY 8th-13th, 1918. READ THIS LETTER. My Dear Wifie, I suppose you saw by the papers that our division had been hard up against it. I am still in the pink, which considering all we've been through this past fortnight is little short of a miracle. How I came through alive I don't know. Last week we were up to our eyes in it and on Thursday we fought like tigers. It happened in this way. We were resting in an estaminet (which is the French for public house) and grousing because there was nothing to drink there, when suddenly we got the word to get on the move. quick. My word! It was some move, too! We were all packed up and on parade inside the half-hour and marched straight off towards the firing line where we could hear the guns going for all they were worth. The Company Officer had explained before we moved off that the X-- Regiment had been cut up and that the Hun was in A- and we were being sent to straighten things up a bit. We did it too, though it cost us more than a. few good men, and I lost a couple of pals whom I should have liked you to meet it only we had all got back to Blighty together. We had marched only a few miles it seemed before we found ourselves in the thick of it: Shells falling all round us-packed in a com- munication trench-it was hell! Some of the X- Regiment were there and they told us there had been terrible fight- ing since daybreak. It wasn't long before our turn came and we were over the top. I can't tell you what it was like; I thought my head would have burst with the noise of our guns. Men seemed to be falling all round, but still I went on till only the officer and I seemed to be ieft. "Jump into that shell hole," he shouted,, and you can bet I wasn't long doing it. I took a look round and saw there were only twenty of us left. The sight was awful. But, I didn't look- very long, for there not a- hundred yards away from us were a dozen. Huns with a couple of machine guns. The whole line seemed to be held up. The officer- tried to crawl forward to bomb them, but they got him through the leg almost before hé- had started. I was just wondering when my turn would come when I noticed a Tank spit- ting fire and murder at those Huns, coming to. our rescue. But that wasn't all, for I could read the- name painted on its side, and what do you. think, Mary, that name was, ABERYSTWYTH. You would have laughed to see those Huns run,. while those of us who were left leapt after them and we didn't miss many by the time- we reached their trench. It seemed as if you had come down from the heavens to save us: that day. It was the Tank that did it. Your- Tank. And because of it I am alive now to write you this. Kiss the bairns for me and" pray that next time I look like taking a single ticket for Kingdom Come I shall be rescued by the help of an Aberystwyth Tank. Yours still very much alive,
The Letter which you have read above was not sent, BUT— You can help to save our men ABERYSTWYTH Wants to send a Tank to the Front bearing its name. eflN IT BE DONE? The answer rests with YOU. Buy National War Bonds or War Savings Certificates. TEL. N? SI TERRACE ROAD. MILLINERS. ]/ ■ — War Weapons Week JULY 8th to 13th. A GUN, A TANK, or any other War Weapon — can be named — "ABERYSTWYTH" and bought with the money you lend the State, if you help to make OUR QUOTA. The Call is to you. The amount is jE2 10 0 per head. The more you have the — more you can invest. — This space is given by Mr. D. WILLIAMS, Cambria Shoe Stores, Aberystwyth. Forthcoming Events. Public Meeting Town Hall, PSrtmadoc July 9. Franco-Welsh Exhibition Celebration, Coli- seum, July 17th. A Grand Concert by London high-class artistes, Coliseum, October 9th. ,II Printed by the Proprietors, The "Cambrlall News," Aberystwyth, Ltd., and Published by them in Terracerroad, Aberystwytb. in the, county of Cardigan; at LJ. Edwards,Stationer, Music Warehouse, Barmouth, in the County g| Merionetb" and at David Lloyd's, Portmadoe., in the County of Carnarvonshire, July 12t 1918.